Special Issue "Advanced Polymeric Membranes for Separation"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Membranes and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
Interests: smart hydrogels; funtional nanomaterials; water purification; membrane
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
Interests: CFD; separation science; functional nanomaterials; water purification
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well known that more than 90% of water in the world comprises salty water and only about 2.5% could be used for human consumption; among that 2.5%, most water resources are polluted by various industrial dyes, toxic metallic ions, drugs, pesticides, bacteria, and other aromatic organic chemicals. Polymeric membranes provide a potential way to treat these pollutants in wastewater to obtain cleaning drinking water. Traditional polymer membranes have been widely used for water purification, but they are mostly limited by low selectivity, solution fluxes, and fouling issues. In addition, some impurities and biological materials would aggregate on the surface or in the pores of fabricated membranes, causing very poor selectivity, low water purification ability, reduced resilience, and increased energy consumption. The functionalization of polymer membranes with suitable chemicals, nanoparticles, and 2D graphene-like materials exhibits the possibility to create functional antifouling and antibacterial membrane materials. To promote the applications of polymer membranes in environmental science, other relevant issues on the membrane fabrication, characterization, physicochemical properties, processability, reliability, sustainability, and other factors should be understood in more depth.

Therefore, in this Special Issue on polymeric membranes, we would like to collect contributions that focus on (but are not limited to) the design, fabrication, structural and functional regulation, as well as application of various polymeric membranes in chemical engineering and environmental science. Submissions in the form of full-length articles, communications, and reviews are invited.

Dr. Pengfei Qi
Dr. Yan Wang
Guest Editors

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  • functional polymers
  • nanocomposite membranes, fabrication technique
  • porous and non-porous membranes
  • functionalization
  • hybridization
  • biomimetic synthesis
  • characterization techniques
  • membrane filtration
  • wastewater treatment
  • desalination
  • environment remediation
  • drug
  • pesticides
  • virus
  • antifouling
  • antibacterial
  • sustainability

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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